Narasiha Gatha | Verses of Praise for the Buddha | Pali & English

Cakka varaṁkita ratta supādo – Lakkhaṇa maṇḍita āyata paṇhi
Cāmara chatta vibhūsita pādo – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

His pink, sacred feet are marked with excellent wheels; his long heels are decked with beautiful marks; his feet are adorned with a chowrie and parasol. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Sakya kumāravaro sukhumālo – Lakkhaṇa citthata puṇṇa sarīro
Loka hitāya gato naravīro – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

He is a delicate and noble Sākyan prince; his meritorious body is full of beautiful marks; he is a hero among humans, who acts for the welfare of the world. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Puṇṇa sasaṅka nibho mukha vaṇṇo – Deva narāna piyo naranāgo
Matta gajinda vilāsita gāmī – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

His face shines like the full moon in the sky; he is dear to gods and humans; he walks bravely like a king elephant; Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Khattiya sambhava agga kulīno – Deva manussa namassita pādo
Sīla samādhi patiṭṭhita citto – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

He was born into the noble king’s family. Gods and humans worship his sacred feet; his mind is well established in virtue and concentration. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Āyata tuṅga susaṇṭhita nāso – Gopakhumo abhinīla sunetto
Indadhanū abhinīla bhamūkho – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

Long and prominent is his well-formed nose, his extremely blue eyes shine like those of a calf; like a rainbow are his deep blue eyebrows. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Vaṭṭa sumaṭṭa susaṇṭhita gīvo – Sīhahanū migarāja sarīro
Kañcana succhavi uttama vaṇṇo – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

Round and full is his well-formed neck; his jaw is strong like that of a lion; his smooth body is like that of the king of deer; his beautiful skin shines brightly with a golden colour. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Siniddha sugambhira mañjusu ghoso – Hiṅgula bandhu suratta sujivho
Vīsati vīsati seta sudanto – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

Soft and deep is his sweet voice; his tongue is as red as vermilion; his white teeth are twenty in each row. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Añjana vaṇṇa sunīla sukeso – Kañcana paṭṭa visuddha lalāṭo
Osadhi paṅḍara suddhasu uṇṇo – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

Like the colour of collyrium is his deep blue hair; like a polished golden plate is his forehead; the tuft of hair between the eyebrows is white like the morning star. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

Gacchati nīlapathe viya cando – Tāragaṇā pariveṭhita rūpo
Sāvaka majjhagato samanindo – Esa hi tuyha pitā narasīho

Just as the moon, surrounded by a multitude of stars, travels shining in the sky, even so goes the Lord of monks, surrounded by his many disciples. Look there, my son, he is your father, a lion of men.

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Translation from The Mahamevnawa Pali English Paritta Chanting Book.

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9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, aggregates~khanda, alcohol, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhism, Buddhist, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, Chattamanavaka Gatha, compassion, confidence~saddhā, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, dana, dana for monks, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, dharma classes near me, Enlightenment, evil deeds, first noble truth, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, heaven, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, jataka, jealousy, karma, Katina, Katina Clothing, kids dhamma school, killing, life of Buddha, Life of Buddha with English Subtitles, Load Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, Mihintale, mindfulness~sati, Mora Paritta, Mundane Right View, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, Offering Katina Robes, online dhamma school, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, Pāli, rains retreat, Rainy season, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, respect, right speech, right view, sacred places, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, sangha dana, Second Noble Truth, sexual misconduct, similes, Sri Lanka, Story of Buddha, stress, Suprime Buddha, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Third Noble Truth, Triple Gems, uposatha, Vas Season, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view